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“It’s Friday night in Melbourne, and at a corridor-sized club in the CBD the music is pumping but there are no turntables in sight. Two pint-sized iPods - those ubiquitous MP3 players with dangling white earphones - are running the show instead, churning out songs by Madonna, the Strokes and all musical points in between.

Tonight, at what is believed to be Australia’s only iParty (or iPod dance party), punters are given the opportunity to DJ. Choosing two songs from a selection of nearly 10,000, they wait like shoppers at a deli counter, until their number is beamed onto a laptop screen.”

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1

all well and good, until the 2 second gap between every song ruins the flow!

Posted by bhoward43 on October 21, 2004 at 10:59 AM (CDT)

2

probably why there are two hooked up.

that would probably help a bit.

Posted by Travis on October 21, 2004 at 12:11 PM (CDT)

3

What a great idea - its like having a mini music server….

and what with the touch wheel, it would be like having a couple of really small turn tables!!

Milk it!

Posted by bad boy on October 21, 2004 at 12:17 PM (CDT)

4

Really good for regular ol’ rock DJs, not so good for beatmatching or mixing.  In fact, pretty incredibly bad for that (unless you prep the tunes in advance, and even then you’re gonna struggle to get it right). 

Now, when the programmers decide to add a “speed” function to speed up or slow down mp3’s, much like they do with the audiobooks…THEN we’re talkin’.

Posted by Zachary on October 21, 2004 at 12:55 PM (CDT)

5

hehe.. Melbourne represent! :)

Posted by camson in Melbourne, Australia on October 21, 2004 at 5:16 PM (CDT)

6

gah, I always felt the iPod would be too small to do DJing on, a laptop (or two) with a high quality outboard soundcard.

You could still implement the same idea (with people choosing songs) but it would be easier to use.


Still, if they run one of these parties up here in Brisbane, I will probably go :p

Posted by m00j on October 21, 2004 at 7:05 PM (CDT)

7

I get my baguettes for lunch from Bourgie .... they are really yum.

Didnt know that after dark it becomes an ipod heaven

Posted by darren in melbourne on October 23, 2004 at 7:32 AM (CDT)

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